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Gameday Thread, #56: 6/5 vs. Padres

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Max Scherzer
RHP, 2-4, 4.47

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Kevin Correia
RHP, 1-4, 5.37

The last game to start in the major-leagues today, though I'm sure the East coast will not exactly be staying up for this one. It's been a while since the Diamondbacks have managed to post consecutive wins - May 23, to be exact - but I do fancy our chances this evening, as Correia has been pretty awful his past couple of starts, one of which came against Arizona. He's allowed ten earned runs in ten innings, on nineteen hits and had to be bailed out of the fifth last start against the Phillies.

Not that Scherzer was exactly awe-inspiring. He went from the longest start of his career to the shortest, without bothering to stop anywhere in the middile, lasting only 3.2 innings. The Braves mauled him for ten hits, three walks and eight earned runs over that time, quite a contrast to the six shutout frames he posted a couple of weeks prior. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself tonight: for eleven days ago, Scherzer got the win against San Diego at Chase Field, allowing two runs in seven innings of work.

Lineup

  1. Felipe Lopez 2B
  2. Ryan Roberts 3B
  3. Justin Upton RF
  4. Stephen Drew SS
  5. Mark Reynolds 1B
  6. Chris Young CF
  7. Eric Byrnes LF
  8. Chris Snyder C
  9. Max Scherzer P

Chris Young gets to move up a little in the order, rewarded for getting on-base four times last night - the first time he has walked in consecutive games this year. Ryan Roberts gets the start at third, and hard to argue with that, Augie Ojeda having been struggling for the past month - his line over that time is .161/.266/.250, and glove or no glove, it's very hard to justify keeping that level of production in the line-up.

Should be about for the entire game. I'm clearing the decks entirely and looking forward to a full session of commentating goodness, which is rare for me. Still got tomorrow afternoon's recap available for anyone who wants to show off their mad writing skillz. Failing that, it'll be me again. :-)